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Landslides in Bandarban kill one, four missing

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left a woman dead in Bandarban with four others still missing.

The deceased has been identified as Singmehnla Marma, 18.

Those missing are the Upazila’s postmaster Rabiul, 50, health worker Munni Barua, 30, Krishi Bank’s Second Officer Gautam Nandi and Mesing Marma, 15.

Four others, who were trapped in mud after the landslide, have been rescued alive.

The incident took place on Sunday morning at Ruma Upazila’s Dalianpara area in the hill district.

Upazila administration chief or UNO Md Shariful Haque said the army personnel from the local camp had launched a rescue operation immediately after the landslide which blocked the Bandarban-Ruma Road.

Three of the four people rescued so far have also been identified as NGO worker Ongkhwai Marma, 26, Upazila Primary Education Officer Belal Hossain, 48, Minjhini Para Government Primary School’s Headmaster Ranjan Tanchangya, 48.

All of them were admitted to Bandarban Sadar Hospital afterwards, said Ruma Upazila Chairman Ongthwaiching Marma.

The Bandarban-Ruma Road was blocked until Sunday afternoon, and the rescue operation was still on to find the missing four, UNO Haque said.

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